Selected daily updates from January - March, 2012
March 28, 2012
Claire's going on hour 13 of sleep.
Jack: It's a really good thing my last name isn't Mississippi, or people
might get confused.
March 26, 2012
There's one move we do in my baby/mom yoga video that makes Claire chuckle.
Therein lies my only motivation to work out.
Big take away from this morning's sermon: The Holy Spirit deals in
specifics, not generalities. I've been
thinking about it all day.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
March 21, 2012
Dear Jehovah's Witness - If you had a chance of winning me over, it would
have been destroyed by ringing my doorbell twice during nap time.
March 19, 2012
Earlier Jack said,"You're the best thing that ever happened to me,
Mom." Thank you, Ray LaMontagne, for planting that li'l gem in his head.
Last week, Claire started sleeping 9 - 10 hour stretches, and the boys
started sleeping in until 7:30 & I honestly feel like a new person.
March 17, 2012
While I was nursing Claire, Ben walks up and says,"I spilled your
medicine." And by "medicine" he meant "entire bottle of
pink nail polish."
March 16, 2012
"I'm the smartest one in my family, am't I mom?"
March 14, 2012
If people really laughed out loud as much as they typed "lol," the
world would be a better place.
March 13, 2012
Great news! Our neighbors found a radio loud enough for them to hear above
the equipment they're using to re-side their house. Awesome.
March 2, 2012
It's hard to remember a time in which I did laundry once or twice a week,
rather than multiple times a day.
March 1, 2012
After 6 weeks of batting at the giraffe, she finally got it! Now she just
can't figure out how to let it go. http://t.co/on4JIO0V
February 26, 2012
Someone has enjoyed his sick days . . . Jack: We get to watch a lot of tv,
don't we? Kyle: Sometimes. Jack: We're just living the dream.
February 25, 2012
Me: Jack, do you want to play with your sister? Jack: Yeah!
And you don't have to pay me a single bit because I love her so much!
February 24, 2012
I’m so thankful that fevers and sore throats are temporary & the worst
we have to deal with. Too often I take my family's health for granted.
February 19, 2012
I just made this threat: "If you don't stop screaming, you'll have to
eat pizza instead of corn dogs for lunch."
February 17, 2012
If I had a quarter for every time I left the house in the last two weeks
with a piece of clothing on inside out. . .well, I'd have 75 cents.
February 9, 2012
While helping me put away the dishes, I caught Ben licking each piece of
silverware before he put it in the drawer.
February 2, 2012
Jack keeps wishing everyone a "Happy Groundhog's Day." I think he's secretly hoping that I'll pull
out Groundhog's Day gifts.
January 30, 2012
I love it that everything Ben says makes him sound Irish. "I eat me
oatmeal." "I find me truck." "I put on me pants."
January 28, 2012
I wonder if Claire will speak with a British accent, given how much Downton
Abbey I've been watching while I nurse her.
Learning how to bargain . . . Me: What would you like for breakfast? Ben: Me have 18 cookies. Me: Um, no.
Ben: Otay. Me have 1 cookie.
January 27, 2012
My first day of getting all three up, ready, and out of the house was
an overall parenting fail. And, I have the next two days to try again.
Me: Did you take a cookie, Ben? Ben
January 24, 2012
"I really think the statue of liberty is the golden idol that King
Nebuchadnezzar built, only painted green." - Jack
January 22, 2012
At dinner tonight, Jack says, "Oh yeah, mom . . . I've been meaning to
ask if I could see how your water broke.
Did you keep the cup?"
January 21, 2012
I woke up thinking Claire slept through the night, but she was laying right
next to me. Neither Kyle nor I remember how she got there.
January 20, 2012
3 yrs ago this month everything changed when we found out we were pregnant
with #2. I didn't know how I'd manage.
And now, 2 seems so easy.
January 18, 2012
Ben keeps saying, "Me tired."
Really? Then sleep in past 5
AM. There's an idea.
January 15, 2012
Jack told me that they learned what the Bible says about Daniel. I asked
what the Bible says and he replied, "The same thing as the movie."
Dear postpartum hormones, thank you for making it impossible for me to go 30
minutes today without crying. You're
awesome. Love, Sara
January 14, 2012
Just finished a brutal game of Monopoly Jr in which I repeatedly referred to
Kyle as "the 1%."
Snowsuit up! http://t.co/4ikt6yu5
January 12, 2012
The boys have been whispering in the kitchen and Jack just exclaimed
"You've got yourself a deal!"
I'm just a little bit scared.
January 10, 2012
My office assistant is totally slacking. http://t.co/i4mGAf4R
January 9, 2012
"Hey Mom - I love you so much that I'll never tell you your food tastes
disgusting, even if it does." - Jack
January 8, 2012
Our newborn's fast asleep, but our 2-year-old and 4-year-old are awake and
January 7, 2012
It's so cute that Ben always tries to wake up his sister. So very cute.
January 6, 2012
We eventually found Ben . . . http://t.co/f26Ddtsf
January 5, 2012
Overnight, Claire entered that "If you don't hold me and move
continuously, I'm going to scream my lungs out" stage. It's so cute.
Dear weatherman, please don't refer to a temperature of 27 degrees as
"relatively mild." It's just depressing.
She just LOVED her first bath. Can't
you tell? http://t.co/o52MW1gA
January 3, 2012
She's relatively unimpressed by this season of The Bachelor.
January 2, 2012
Someone's ready to play in the snow. http://t.co/EeiJYsDE
Having a baby the day after Christmas makes this the only holiday season
ever during which I lost weight.